Winners and Chicken Dinners: Inside a Shanghai Esports House

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PUBG, OMG, and four gamers vying for $2 million in Berlin. Read More

Video Site YY Streams Into Southeast Asia With Bigo Deal

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YY Inc., one of China’s biggest livestreaming platforms, announced a further $272 million investment in its Singaporean cousin, Bigo Inc., which enjoys an established presence in Southeast Asia and a foothold in South Asia and the Middle East. Read More

Livestreaming Gamer Takes Playbook to Wall Street

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Huya Inc. plans to raise up to $200 million in a New York initial public offering (IPO) in what could become the first such U.S. listing from China’s young but fast-growing group of live-broadcasting specialists. Read More

Fans Prepare to Farewell AcFun, China’s Video-Streaming Pioneer

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With coffers drying up, some longtime users are holding out hope for an Alibaba-backed resurgence. Read More

China’s Hip-Hop Haters Turn Their Ire to ‘Hanmai’

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Hip-hop has recently found itself in the firing line of Chinese authorities. But now even "hanmai" — a style of emceeing popular in northeastern China — has come into the crosshairs of the country’s culture wars. Read More

Former ‘Voice of China’ Producer Moves Toward IPO

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The former producer of “The Voice of China” has completed pre-IPO fundraising, earning a valuation of 21 billion yuan ($3.2 billion) — though trademark disputes involving the Dutch creator of the show and several Chinese licensees remain unsettled. Read More

China’s Censors Tighten Oversight Of Online Video Sector

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Chinese regulators are tightening their oversight of online video, requiring video streaming content to pass through the same censorship process as traditional media. Read More

China Officials Aim to Stem the Tide of ‘Immoral’ Live Streaming

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In a recent nationwide inspection of 50 major live-streaming platforms, 48 were penalized and 10 were shut down completely, affecting more than 30,000 hosts and performers, according to an announcement today from the Ministry of Culture (MOC), the bureau tasked with policing streamed content. Read More

Wanda Cinema Line to Go Head to Head with Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent in Online Video

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China’s already crowded online video streaming market looks set to have a new challenger with Wanda Cinema Line, the theatrical exhibition arm of Chinese property development giant Dalian Wanda, set to launch its own video streaming website this year. Read More

China Difficulties, Netflix, and Why We Love Licensing

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Netflix for years was trying to set itself up in China, so as to be available to viewers in China, just as it is available in “over 190 countries.” Read More